COVID-19 update 15 May 2022

15 May 2022

COVID Cases in SA

There have been 3,796 new cases of COVID-19 reported in South Australia today. There are currently 26,634 active cases in South Australia.

There are 231 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including nine people in ICU and one person ventilated. Of those hospitalised, 117 people had received three or more vaccine doses and 114 people are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status.

Due to a reconfiguration of the data, the total number of cases has been readjusted.

Total case breakdown

  • New cases today - 3,796
  • Current active cases - 26,634
  • Total cases - 461,271
  • Total deaths - 401

Variants

The latest genome sampling from 1 to 7 May has found 100% of samples taken were BA.2.

*This figure will be updated as results are received, noting results are not reported daily.

COVID testing

Yesterday, 9,082 people received a PCR test in South Australia, which is a 17.3% decrease on the previous 24 hours. Of the test results returned yesterday, 2,158 PCR tests were positive, while 1,638 positive Rapid Antigen Test results were reported.

Vaccination update

Latest vaccination data not available at the time of publication. Data as of Friday is below.

Currently 95.5% of eligible South Australians aged 12+ have received their first dose of the vaccine and 93.6% have received their second dose. Boosters have been administered to 72% of eligible South Australians and 66.3% of South Australians aged 16+.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.

Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.

For more information visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787